Friday, May 28, 2010

"I wear my sunglasses at night..."

I love how Chad removes his sunglasses...

Oh how I love my sweet little man... and the speed of my camera lens! :) Oh the things that make me happy!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

10 Months old... plus a few days!

I cant believe my BUG is 10 months old... we are so close to the big ONE YEAR birthday! This picture by far has been the hardest to get of him. He actually looks kind of terrified here but it was the best picture out of the bunch. Some of his 10 month stats:
Pulling up and walking along furniture
Walking if you hold both of his hands
Attempting to stand on his own, but still pretty wobbly
Eating up to 21oz of formula and up to 6 jars of baby food per day
Eating some solid foods *bread, banana, puffs, cheerios, cheese*
Sleeping all night long

Chad has two teeth on the bottom, and two teeth on the top, and one more on the top trying to come through which has made sleeping a little rough.

It is amazing how different Chad and Gibson are, but also amazing how similar they are. I love that they both LOVE to laugh and giggle till their cheeks turn red and they almost cant breathe. They are truly happy boys and always smiling! We are so proud to be their parents.

Soon to come... birthday party planning!!! I am already thinking about things we can do for both of the boys and things we are planning on getting them. I cant wait! Birthday parties are so much fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


This is not SNOW... It is hail!! We had a really bad hail storm this past Sunday afternoon, and it looks like we will be needing a new roof. We just had the roof replaced last summer so we aren't looking forward to having to do it again. Luckily we didn't have near the damage that some people had, we don't have any broken windows, and since both of our cars were in the garage we don't have any hail damage to them.
This is Chad's 9 month picture with his bear... I am going to get the 10 month one posted very soon! I have just been so behind!! You can tell that the kid is seriously growing!! He is getting bigger every single day and is pulling up and walking along the furniture now! I know it wont be too long before he starts walking with the way he is moving right now.
In other news, Gibson is doing wonderful with his communication. He knows his alphabet, and can recognize not only numbers but letters as well... all of the letters! From what I understand at this age that's pretty remarkable! He is also beginning to use two-word phrases such as "Thank You", "shoes off", "good job" and "cheese balls"... lol. Most parents wouldn't think of these phrases as being important, but we think they are wonderful. He actually seems to be learning a new word every day, and attempting to say what he hears. Things seem to finally be clicking for him, and we couldn't be prouder as his parents!
Until I can get back to update again... I will leave you with a few recent pics of the boys! I cant believe just how big they are both getting!
Gibson sliding down the "big boy" slide at our favorite park
Saying his letters for me at the alphabet board at the park
He tried to help water the garden, but as you can see he mostly got himself... and the sidewalk... and the windows... but hey he had fun! Look at that tongue!
I love my BUG and his sweet smiles, and bright blue eyes

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Autism Speaks Walk

I am so excited because I have decided to be the Team Captain for the Autism Speaks Walk in OKC on October 16th of this year. I have been thinking about it for a while now and have finally decided its something I really need to do.
Gibson was diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) which is on the Autism Spectrum. Basically Gibson has Autistic tendencies, but cant be given the diagnosis of Autism or Aspergers. The Autism spectrum is so much more than just those two diseases. There are so many levels of Autism that people just don't know about, and there are still a ton of things that I still don't know. Gibson is currently in speech therapy, and behavioral therapy that are both doing wonders to help him develop his vocabulary, communication, and social skills (which are all specific traits that Gibson has issues with).
I really believe that there is so much more to learn about this disease, and I truly believe that I can be a small part in helping that research happen. I would love to get the word out to as many people as possible about what Autism is really all about, and I think this will be a great way to do it.
If anyone has any suggestions on a team name please let me know. I am wanting to incorporate Gibson's name into it somehow and have gotten some good suggestions via FB already. Also, if you want to help out in any way with our walk let me know. Once I have a team name I will be applying to be a Captain and I will have a page on the Autism Speaks website for our team that will allow people to make donations.

I am excited about this journey in getting to know more about the disease that not only effects my Gibson, but so many other kids out there. I cant wait to see where this takes us!